IVORY WORSHIP - Interactive.
1. Vanishing Elephants - Killing African elephants for their ivory is devastating a species that’s already losing ground to a growing human population.
2. Elephant Poaching - In 2011 poaching hit the highest level in a decade, with the greatest impact in the central Africa region.
3. Ivory Seizures - Most of the world’s countries agreed to ban international trade in ivory in 1989. Yet demand has grown in Asia, driven by new wealth in China. Ivory seizures represent only a fraction of what gets through.
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